Hospice Care Week (4th - 8th October)

The world may have changed, but we are still here, offering the same specialist and compassionate care to patients and families living with an advancd or terminal illness.

All this week we’re celebrating Hospice Care Week – an annual event where we recognise and celebrate the Hospice Care we provide. It’s an opportunity to show you the #DifferentWorldSameCare we offer to our patients and their loved ones… because every day is precious.

This week, the focus is on four different areas: Care at Home, Education, In-Patient Unit and Living Well.

Our Care at Home team gives patients, their families and carers, access to high quality, compassionate care in the place they most want to be…at home or in their care home. This includes our Hospice Care at Home nursing team, who support very ill patients to cope with the final few weeks and days of life at home.

As a Centre for Excellence in Palliative and End of Life Care, with many highly trained and specialised staff, it is part of our remit to provide education and training to local health care professionals in palliative and end of life care, across West Surrey and North East Hampshire. At Phyllis Tuckwell, we run a number of educational courses and workshops, both at the Hospice in Farnham and Beacon Centre in Guildford. Our courses are varied, educational and very informative, and help both qualified and other healthcare professionals to improve their knowledge and skills.

On our In-Patient Unit, our passion is to support our patients and their families, offering comfort and understanding at this difficult time – as well as at times of hope and joy – to ensure that they are treated with dignity and compassion. Patients’ individual needs are very important to us and we work with them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations during their time with us.

Our Living Well services are designed to help our patients and those closest to them to manage the impact of their illness, cope with changes, improve their wellbeing and remain as independent as possible – so that they can get the most out of life. Our support is tailored to each individual’s needs and focuses on the rest of life, helping to keep them as mobile as possible, feel more in control and develop coping strategies to help them manage their illness.